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THE ABGUS. WEDNESDAY. MAKCH lef, lb91.
Firtt door eaet f London clotb.
When such stocks as you find, fop
instance at Folsom's. Johnson's or Ram
sen's are offered to buyers, I don't believe
it pays me to carry "hollowware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, sooons.
etc., but to close out what I have of such
articles as are named be "ow. I offer the
prices given. These goods are just as
Rood plate as money can Duv. and I be
lieve this is an unusually good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of the
1 Tea set. former price f 25-00 $16 00
. lncliia8 teapot, Bucar, cream Kpooner.
1 Cake basket, former price $s.M f00
1 " " " 7 n a..
1 Fruit lish, 7 75.. 'Ws (
1 Four bottle (cut) caster.
ii . . former price ?6.5" $4 50
1 Butter dish, former price t.50, f a.so
1 Card receiver, " 5n $250
, , .i.au 514.50
Aim a numbor of other articles at corre
G. M. LOOSLEY,
Cbiha and Gla,
1609 Second A venae.
$200.00 and Upward
For cale, retired on land worth from three to five
times the amount of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi-annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms 3 and 4 Manonic Temple.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. E. REIDY,
Agent represents the Syndicate Insurance Co ,
oi Minneapolis, and the Grand Kapids Fire'
Insurance company of Urand rapids,
Mich., two of the moxt reliable Insu
rance companies in this country.
Office over Hoppe's Tailor Shop,
Entrance side stairway.
GET YOUR PICTURES
Over America 1 Express ollico,
aafFirst-claw work iruaranteed. Lady and
Lloyd & Stewart,
THE STATE CAPITAL.
Interesting News Gossip From
Payne'e Hilarity Over Ffntr's Elee-tlon-Representative
Fidelity to rainier and
FaithfulneeM to Unty.
Springfield, March 15 Special Cor
respondence Everybody mast be
thoroughly conversant by this time- with
all the acclaim and excitement attending
the election of Gen. Palmer. Nothing
has ever been teen like it in this state ex
cept npon one occasion the election of
Gen. Login. Every democrat was drank
with excitement and success and some of
the republicans were drunk with whisky
and beer. Representative Berry, from
Carroll county, was a howling success
in his cups. At one moment, daring
the meeting of the last joint session, he
would bowl like a pack of hungry wolves,
then yelp like an injured dog, finishing
up with growls like a bear. He tried to
c'.imo upon his deBk to make a speech.but
couldn't accomplish it. He tried to sing
but that was a failure. He struck his
wife who had came down from Savanna,
on the banks of the Mississippi, to ob
serve how a valiant republican could hold
himself up in a trying ordeal, but she
found that her husband in that respect
was not only a dismal but a shouting
failure. Friends gathered about and
tried to keep him quiet; others 6houted,
"put him out," but it was all in vain.
8peaker Crafts tried to treat the matter
88 leniently as possible until the man was
carried out by force and locked in his ho
tel. The next day he was in sackcloth
and bandages, and mental perturbation
and said, as he viewed himself ia the
Class the looking glass, not the other
one "What an awfully good time I must
have had when Palmer was elected yes
terday." The evening after election, Payne, of
your district, was out with the bovs sing
ing. "We'd hang Old Streeter on a Sour
Apple Tree," and other choice morceaux
of that kind. He was bo "inspired"
that be made democratic speeches and
sang dtmocratic ditties and whs bail fel
low, well met and half seas over, what
ever these expressions may menu. He
wouldn't go home till morning, till day
light would appear, and heshowed a won
derful lot of string qualities in carrying
out the idea. For a few days past it is
thought that tie and Berry have got to
gether up home and been arranging some
place whereby the temper and element of
the Rock Island and neighboring districts
should receive the attention it
de-erves. Senator Crawford was
not "in it" Torn the fact that
be heard that every mn was supposed to
keep bis end up while out on these inves
ligation excursionsand whatevertbougbts
he may have had on the muter before,
were immediately dispelled when the ead
news came to him that some outlay would
be required. Besides he is so apt to get
"overuet" in "loading up.'' whether stock
or in any other way, that he couldn't take
the chances. But the letting go of a
nickel, was after all. the principal objec
tion. It is said of Crawford that when
engaging room and board at one of the
hotels here he waded the landlord to put
him in the garret and not call him for
breakfast so tht he might get a cheaper
rate. And one who sat at the table with
him noticed that be tever took a tooth
pick from the glass, and when one day he
was offered one he declined, but after
dinner he cautiously approached the man
who passed them to him and a.-ked how
much extra thev charged for "them
things," and when told they were free, be
said: "Be C09h. I didn't know that."
and every day after ht he used to take
nearly a handfull. Ob, Crawford is great
on economy not political economy, but
economy for Crawford. And his face
was a study during the last joint session
while the vote was being taaen. When
bats and newspapers were being flung in
the air, and the tiah horns were loudest,
and Farrtll. of Cook, was beating his
old fashioned dinner gong, and another
was blowing a tin horn that was over 10
feet long, and some of the republicans
stood facing tbe democrats and were
laughing in their own discomfiture, while
the rest either buried their faces in their
bands or pretended to reed tbe papers.
Crawford saw something that looked like
a knot hole back of tbe speaker's desk
and gazed at it with a face like tbe In-.
dian'a cornfield all long but no wide
and wished in his heart that be could onlv
crawl through it. A few niehts
ago be was missed from his usual
haunts around the hotels and when
some one asked for bim, a wicked news
paper man said be thought be was teach
ing spel ing and rhetoric in a night school.
and this coming to tbe ears of the states
man from Rock Island, he said it was not
so, that be had other things to attend to
be denied the alligation and proposed
to whip the "alligator".
Tbere seems no question of Speaker
Crafts appointing his committees on
Tuefday next, after which ths work of
legislation will rapidly progerss.
Representative Vinton has worked
faithfully and to good purpose since he
has been here. His methods are of the
quiet, unobtrusive kind and he has made
many friends by his conduct. He has
introduced a number of useful measures
and now that the senatorial question is
out of the way, he expresses nimself as
ready for tbe hardest kind of work and
thinks there should be no further deUy.
He has cot been in favor of frequent adi
journments and keeps a steady eye on
tne interests of tbe state generally, and
his own district particularly. A million
dollars in gold, paid to him in hand, would
not have caused him to swervef rom Pal
mer . Wben tbere was a rumor that some
of tbe Chicago members would desert tbe
grand oil man. Vinton bad a stock of
choice old sixon on hand which he used
to good advantage, and tbe air smelt of
sulphur for several blocks around the
Leland, where he lives. Since the elec
tion of Palmer he walks so straight that
he almost leans backward.
It must have been a painful awaken
ing to poor Collins wben he found be was
frightened off the track, and that had he
atusk to the place his seat would not have
been molested. How he must have wanted
to hire an able-bodied man to lead him
np some quiet alley and kick him into
unconsciousness. But tt is the way of
us mortals to be forever regretting.
P. J. D.
.NOT A BONANZA.
The Street Railway Lines Hot Yield
In an Enoamona Income.
At Mondfiy night's meeting of the Mo
line city council, D. H. Lauderback,
managing d rector of the street car lines
of the three cities. In his remaiks explain
ing tbe petition for the temporary sua
pension of the clause requiring conduc
tors on the two lines on this side of the
river, made what appeared to be a frank
statement oi the financial condition in
which tbe syndicate now finds itself. He
asked that the conductor clause be not
enforced until the .average earnings of
each car reached $18 per day. The av
erage earnings, he said, were now but f 8.
He stated thut the conductor requirement
would under present circumstances en
tirely swamp tbe syndicate, whose affairs
were bad enough as it is. He repre
sented that the stockholders were not
now receiving any dividend, but on the
contrary were every month falling f 2,000
short of paying the operating expenses
and the interest on 1750,000 they
had borrov-ed and invested here.
This $750lOO')-the said, did not include
the ?450,000 originally paid for the prop
erty by C. B. Holmes, which $450,000
the present stockholders consider an ir
retrievable Iohs. He gave what he claimed
to be the exact total receipts for the
months of D;.mber, January and Febru
ary last, and the figures were 10.077.99 ;
averaging f 8 per car each day. He also
alluded to the yery heavy burdens al
ready imposed in Moline. Tbe laying of
the double tra k on Third avenue with a
mile or more c f paving for instance would
cost at least $50,000. Tbe impression
seemed to prevail, he said, that electricity
is a cheaper motor than horses; this is a
mistake. In Urge cities where a large
number of cars, can be run it is mor e eco
nomical, but l.e claimed in these three
cities it would cost them at least 33 per
cent; more than horse power. The re
sult was that the council granted tbe pe
tition by a vote of 11 to 3
LUMBERMEN COX FEB.
An Important Merlins in Kork Island
Yexter.lay ivnrt fan Outcome t the
An important conference of the lum
bermen of the three cities and Muscatine
was held yesterday afternoon at the office
of the Mississippi Valley Manufacturers'
Insurance con patsy. Judge Gould, of
Moline, preside 1, and F. C. Denkmann,
of Rock Island, was secretary. The ob
ject of the meeting was to discuss a bill
recently introduced in the Wisconsin
legislature, the intent of which is to pro
hibit the running of loose logs beyond a
certain numberout of the Wisconsin rivers
or streams. The lower Mississippi lum
bermen run all their logs in that way and
hence the opposition to the bill.
After due deliberation, it was dettr
mined that Mestrs. Geo. W. Cable and J.
B. Phelps, of Duvenport, should proceed
to Madison and use all honorable efforts
to defeat the measure, which means a
fight for life on he part, of down river
A Wager and th Outc-tme.
An action was begun in Justice Hawes'
court yesterday afternoon by Joseph
Leary, a stranger in town, to recover
flOO from Cap:.. Corcoran and Billy
Gibson, which Lary claims is due bim,
and which grows out of the following:
A few night9 ago in a saloon Leary offer
ed to bet f 100 ibt.t be could produce a
man who coul.i out run any man that
Rock Island parlies could produce ex
cepting Cowden, whereupon tbe offer
was accepted and $20 was put in tbe
hands of Fred Appelq jist as a forfeit if
they failed to put cp the remainder of
the 1 100 tbe next day. The remainder
was, however, put up tbe following diy,
the conditions being that the race should
be run on or before tbe 15ih, the $200 to
be donated to the? winner. Leary and
his man failed to t how np by the time
agreed and the money was paid over to
the other parties, and Leary now asks
that his money be returned to bim. cl tim
ing that he was tricked into losing it.
Justice Hawes thin morning discharged
Gibson, and has ne t yet given his decis
ion as to Corcoran.
One of tbe deput y county officials was
tearing mal yesterlay when he discover
ed that he had periled the streets with
an emblem of St. Patrick's day, which
had been pinned to his hat band unknown
to himself. His sentiments and tbe
green ribbon didn't exactly harmonize
and be vented bis displeasure upon the
innocent piece of ribbon by tearing it into
The ajin-ka' Minna.
At tbe regular m eting of tbe Clerks'
assembly in Davenport last night, the
following resolution was adopted:
Resolved. That we continue to work on
the 6:30 eaily closing and Sunday rest
movement and not r.o be affected by some
merchants opening again; also that we
hold a series of public meetings in Rock
Island and Moline.
The name of J. M. Buford, of the Rock
Island Savings bank, has been frequently
mentioned of late in connection with the
city treasurship on the democratic ticket.
He is nicely situated to take care cf tbe
city's finances, and should he be nomi
nated and consent 10 run, hit election
would be a foregone conclusion. v
THE GLASS CASE.
The Diftennaion Brought Aboni by the
Pol lee lnveatlcailen Cmalit-e'
Report to the Conneil.
Quite an entertaining discussion followed
the report of tbe police committee on in
vestigation of the charges against Police
ran n Glass at Monday night's cuncil
meeting. The chairman of the commit
tee. Aid. E van s. reported that the com
mittee on investigation had decided -to
report that at tbe time in question Offi
cer Glass was not drunk.
Aid. Larkin thereupon desired to
know if this meant a complete exonera
tion of Mr. Glass.
To this Aid. Evans replied in tbe neg
ative. Aid. Kennedy was upon his feet in an
instant in defense of his pet appointee
with the exclamation that in justice to
Mr. Glass, the committee should have
made a written statement.
Aid. Evans thereupon recited the tes
timony of Ted Kelly, Geo. Williams, J.
N. Camp, the boy Paulsen with whom
Glaes had tbe trouble in Williams' saloon
on First avenue and Seventeenth street
on tbe day in question, the substance of
which was that Glass after going into tbe
saloon got into an argument with tbe boy,
Pauls-ea as to the superior merit of his
boy over him (Paulsen) in the art of
pugilism. He wanted to match h's boy
against Paulsen, assuring tbe latter lhat
he need have no fears of arrest. His boy
could whip him (Paulsen): and the police
man said he could whip Paulsen's father.
The officer was so tantalizing in his re
marks that the boy finally engaged in a
scuffle with him and after several rounds
between tbe policeman and the boy, the
latter was floored by tbe officer. Then
the officer took off bis coat and tossed it
on one of the billiard tables. In so do
ing his club fell out and the boy seized it
and but for interference would bave
struck the officer.
This statement of tbe case was substan
tiated by the other members of the com
mittee. Aid. Tindall and Corken, and
thus the matter was permitted to rest.
The size of it is that Officer Glass was not
drunk, though su:h a condition would
bave been a charitable excuse for his uns
becoming and childish conduct.
I'nt.rromlne an1 In warrant rd.
Tothe Editor ! Tan Argus:
Toe article appearing in Tuesday's
Union by a certain rm attacking with
epithets and innuendoes the London
clothing store and Mr. L;veen in person,
appears 10 us most unbecoming and as
we are informed is wholly unwarranted.
It cannot be that the general public to
whom the article is addressed can be in
fluenced by an attack of this charicter,
which exhibits so much of spleen and ill
will, and whi?b shows such a reckless in
difference to the courtesy and civility
which all right minded people are willing
to accord to the stranger who cones
among ns to establish and carry on a le
We bave pVn'y of room for everybody
who is wiil ng to do business on their
merits but neither room nor time
for those who try to build tbemelves
up by pulling others down and calling
Tbe London Clothing company has in
vested its capital in a business house
which is attractive and an crnament to
the city, employs a number of clerks and
is drawing business to Rock It-land from
other towns, which benefits ns all. The
managers are quiet business men, attend
ing strictly to business, and while articles
like tbe one teferred to eyer since the
London opened hav from time to time
appeared, yet to their credit it can be
said that .they bave never Demeaned
themselves by replying.
Let the abeve mentioned firm go on
with its business, but let us bave a rest
from newgpaper articles which contain
personal abus. Many Citizens.
A WORD FOR THE CNJCSTLY ACCUSED.
Carse fc Co. state most emphatically
that the London Clothing company, or
rather the manager. Mr. Leveen, had
nothing to do whatever with us in keep
ing closed or opened. The attack of
Tuesday morning's Union causes us to
make this statement . Carsb & Co.
A change has occurred in the manage
mentoftte Western Union Telegraph
office of tbr city. T. J. Looney, who
for the past few months has been in
charge of the office, will return to his old
home in Ottawa, and will hereafter have
charge of tbe office in that city, and will
be succeeded here by J. C. Dorchester, of
Chicago. Mr. Looney has made many
warm fiien is here who will regret bis de
parture and whose best wishes wi 1 go
w,th him. He leaves thii evening for
On Friday evening at Harper's theatre
will be presented Aiden Benedict's dram
atization, ' Fabio Romam." Of this the
New York Sun says:
Aiden Benedict's Fabio Romani, a
dramatization of The Vendetta, was pro
duced last night for the first time at tbe
Third avenue theatre. A large audience
assisted on tbe occasion and showed its
appreciation by frequent and hearty ap
plause. The play is essentially sombre
in tone and is hardly relieved at all by
any comedy. Tbe situations, however,
are thrilling, and the motive strong and
dramati1. The title role was played by
Walter Lawrence, in an earnest and for
cible manner. Tbe false wife. Nina, was
well plaved by Miss Frances Field. Tbe
scenic effects, particularly an eruption of
Mount Vesuvius, were very pretention!.
"Mamma, I do wish I. could fly away
11 p there like the sparrows." "You'd take
cold up there, my little daughter." "Well,
suppose I would, I could cure it mighty
quick with Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.- '
Are bound to bring their enormous new
into the greatest possible prominence
and to this end they will this week,
Monday a. m. at 9 o'clock sharp, place
on sale one case all colors dress
goods 44 pieces, or to be exact, 2.300
yards at only ?c per yard. We re
serve the right to limit the quantity to
any customer. At the same time we
hope to direct attention to the largest
and handsomest line cf dress goods
ever shown in this market.
We are fthnwlnp t he flnet line of p1a'l nt rip
and plain fabrics uiWc a jraul,c!oftrl rrrrmb Inr
the highest coot nmerial. and worth fl pprya-d
Several pieces of ch k me ange St-r.i-s io
close at 47e a yard, worth double.
A lot of colored mohairs, nr w Bering dhad-d
0ini.-b.ee wide, yr ce 8 c per yard. Match them
if yon can for Icsj than (Wc.
a eohve two number of 40 inch Mack
mohsirs at 60 cent a yrd. which cannot be
ma'chedin the United State fur tbe money.
TheplnfKl:-Takinedwr and pu'tlnir up new trim wl! literacy emvr our tl jnr w tti
weekat ' C ,':n''' "t.t,e J''11' verj lutly'S ..U!, scitterrd ecrb-r .
1712. 1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Pecokd Aven?k.
-IN THIS LITTLE MACHINE -
are combined all the latest improvements for similar Machines,
building it upon the most improved mechanical principles
to insure spaed, comfort and durability.
If yon think of buying a ma:hia' it '11 pay you to r jme and eee u.
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Avenue.
life Set lie Pace, Lei 0 tliers Follow If Hey Can
KANN & HUOKSTAEDT,
No. 18U and 1813 Second avenue.
C fft-r to the r jbc tie rns.'t br'.l.iant line of tbe caon '.ot
Lounge3 and Couches. I Extension Tables,
Chamber Snif, j Hat Ricks,
Side Boards. Wardrobes,
CKmrRE. LiBiART and Parlor Tablt, Etc.
A, J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH Sc SON,
125 and 127 Went ThiM Btreet. Odd. Maaonic Temple, DAYENFORT.
TOLL PAPER COMPANY-
12, 314 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline
2LE"JE WALL PAPER-SsclMWt ateota for tbe following ! lance Wall PM"'
SSr'V. -lne 8on JnewayACo.,Robrls.Hobba Co., SeTiat A HaTiland. ta
York Wall Paper Co- and Koben Grmrc A Co. 9
8KB OUK 8PKCIAL3 -Waich Include all tat Art paper. Price from 10 14 90 per e
below other dealer.
finished cambric wTl b sold n tt
week six days only at 3'icp?ryard
Remember these are the very be st qu f
ity of lining cambrics, and thrawn
as a leader to help advertise our 'r.
goods department None to other jv".
ers. None at wholesale One w
helpyouself while they go. This pr!re
is designed to call attention to tV
largest and cheapen line of cao:r
dress goods in the Northwest
Pl'es of nsw rlngbtm, toll du nurd -erM. I
ers, ctaevolta outioa; cloth, aateen. C!.ii
tenniflannel,ai.tnmer Cishtn-rr. j.,uri ,
guitlrtfr and lots of new and a. I f !
M-rv.Brof special at'eotl-m.
About 40 novelty rvlur pattern in -..v -
latent efTt-ca, wbtcb e own much l-.i
We quote fonr prict all exceptional 1 :tl . :
$8:75, $11.50, $12 and $13.
None of which yon can ni.t.h e'eb-r-l r.,.
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